|This project brought together researchers
from a wide range of disciplines interested in developing and exploiting
tomographic technologies within the process industries. Imaging techniques
already used in the medical field were combined with newly developed
measurement and control instrumentation. They were then applied to
uses in the distribution of materials in process vessels and pipelines.
The results mean potential improvements in the design and operation
of process plants.
Through four annual conferences the project
attracted many more participants than the core 25 partners. The
resulting technical papers and electronic database make Europe by
far the leader in the field. A number of new partnerships were formed,
resulting in the establishment of a several new research initiatives
and some small companies. These have already started to exploit
the ideas developed during the project.
Potential future applications include
quality inspection of foods, testing of textures in consumer goods
and testing of soil on contaminated land as well as other applications
in the pharmaceutical, chemical, oil and mineral sectors.